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Dr. Fernando Garcia III, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Coaching
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About me

I am licensed in California with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 132804


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Fernando Garcia III. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Garcia shares in my journey of wellness. I’m involved with BetterHelp to overcome traumas for the long-term that became overbearing Spring 2019. I’m glad to do the exercises prescribed, and feel understood in what continues to influence my ongoing mental health. The mental health injuries I sustained were also involved with physical, bodily injuries. I am working toward resolving as much previous trauma while mitigating additional stressors currently and in the future. I really like Dr. Garcia. Thanks!

Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Fernando for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Fantastic listener, friendly, inquisitive, and encouraging. A true professional that has really benefitted my life in only a month.

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Fernando for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Garcia listened to all my thoughts and understood them completely.
He made me understand myself, and how people think in general over just 3 sessions, and this was something I was struggling with my entire life.
He made me understand that, I already have the tools and skills to solve all my problems, which was very unclear to me before talking to him.
With just one of his suggestions, I was able to gain control over anxiety issues.
I will always be very grateful!

Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Fernando for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd